We offer only a limited selection of parts. The main reason is simple: most vintage pen parts aren't interchangeable. They exhibit a maddening range of variations, and often as not even a correct original part must be hand-fitted. In most cases, it takes as much time to figure out what a do-it-yourself pen repairer actually needs as it would take to do the job ourselves, so please don't take it amiss when we ask you not to inquire about pen parts other than those listed.
Unless otherwise noted, all parts are factory-made originals. If unused, they will be labelled "NOS" (new old stock); otherwise, condition will be used but sound. As noted above, some hand-fitting of parts may be required, and nibs (even new old stock) may need some tweaking in order to give the exact ink flow and "feel" on paper that you prefer.
Consumable items such as sacs and seals, pencil lead, erasers, etc are listed on separate pages. Links to those pages are below.
Esterbrook screw-in Renew-Point fountain pen nib units are listed here.
Parker nibs are listed below
New old stock vintage ringtop fittings, gold plated. Three illustrated, but price is for one unit. $10 each
New old stock 1920s style Z clip, two finishes available, please specify (gold plated now sold out): chrome plated (33 mm/1.3 inches long); nickel plated (not shown, 28 mm/1.1 inches long). These measurements are for the visible portion when mounted, from top of shoulder to end of ball.
$8 each, 10 for $50 (can mix finishes)
New old stock clip, Duofold washer style but with arrow end, will fit 1920s nonstreamlined Duofold Juniors and Specials. Gold plated, vintage new old stock, 33.16 mm (1.3 inches) long, hole 11.48 mm (.452 inches) diameter.
$8 each, 10 for $50
New old stock clip, closely modeled on the Parker Vacumatic clip, will fit 1940s Junior and Major Vacumatics. Gold plated, vintage new old stock, 34 mm (1.34 inches) long, hole 5.13 mm (.202 inches) diameter.
$8 each, 10 for $50
Newly-manufactured precision stainless steel breather tubes for Aerometric 51. Our manufacture, made to original Parker dimensions. Replacements for the original sterling silver breather tubes, which are commonly found broken or badly corroded. Properly sized and located side vent hole is crucial for proper functioning. Available in both standard and Demi lengths -- please specify how many of each are required. If not specified, standard size tubes will be sent.
$10 each, 3 for $24, 10 for $65, 50 for $250
(Parker 51 Aerometric repair notes here)
NOTE: These will not fit pens originally equipped with plastic breather tubes. For plastic breather tube replacement, see our Teflon tubing listed below.
Our custom made all-metal adapters permit use of ballpoint refills taken from BIC stick pens in Parker fiber tip pens, including slender models such as the 35 and European 45. Fiber tip refills were discontinued long ago; the only other adaptors currently availablse are made to order in England and considerably more expensive. Full instructions on selection and trimming of refills here. DISCONTINUED
Shells (hoods) for Vac-filling and standard Aerometric full-size 51, with or without recess for O-ring. Original USA manufacture, new old stock (will not fit late production 61-style 51 Mark III pens with coarse 32 TPI threads).
Shells (hoods) for Parker 21 Super. Original USA manufacture, new old stock. Good quantities available in black, very limited numbers in other colors.
Shell (hood) for late production 51 Mark III with flat 32 TPI threads (will not fit earlier 51s), 36.5 mm long: black, NOS, $20 each
As above, dark blue (not shown) $20 each
Original coupler unit with sac for late production 51 Mark III with flat 32 TPI threads (will not fit earlier 51 models), NOS, $40 each
Clips for late production 51 Aerometrics (38 mm long, 12 ribs; will fit earlier pens, but clip length may not exactly match the original) c. 1960, NOS, gold filled or chrome plated, $35 each.
Tip for Parker 51 injector pencil. Original Parker USA manufacture, minor storage wear, fits click-action 51 pencils from the end of the 1940s through the 1950s. Chrome, two-tone, NOS, $8.50 each, 5 for $35
Inner cap for late production 51 Mark III (plastic liner, goes inside metal cap, holds clip retaining screw), 32.5 mm long, NOS, $5 each
Parker Classic nib unit, gold plated stainless steel, will also fit Parker 180; broad, NOS, $20 each
Clip button for Parker 75 fountain pen or rollerball, earlier production with flat top, no recess, 8 mm maximum diameter; gold plated, new old stock with minor storage wear: $15 each
Clip for Parker 75 fountain pen, fibertip, or rollerball, gold filled, NOS: $25 each
Clip for Parker 45 fountain pen, fibertip, or rollerball, gold plated, NOS: $15 each
Desk base pen holder, hole at bottom end for attachment to swivel fitting, will accommodate most Parker desk pens from the 1950s-80s (21, 45, 51, 61); new old stock, $20 each
Replacement flat coil springs for Sheaffer Snorkel pens. The originals are prone to rust, especially if there is any leakage into the barrel interior from a failed sac or point seal. Even if the rust is removed, there is almost always residual pitting, and a Snorkel mechanism will not retract and extend smoothly if the spring is at all rough. Not original Sheaffer production, but newly manufactured to original specifications, 3 for $18 or 100 for $300
Skyline pencil clip assembly, NOS, $10 each
14118: Waterman lever box assembly: original new old stock, 24 mm long, fits 18.5 mm long, 2.2 mm wide barrel slot (92, 3, long Thorobred, later 32), gold plated.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: mint • $20
9500: Waterman lever box assembly: original new old stock, 21 mm long, fits 16 mm long, 2.2 mm wide barrel slot (Lady Patricia, 3V, 92V, many Taperites), gold plated.
DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: mint • $20
9501: Waterman lever box assembly: original new old stock, 23 mm long, fits 16 mm long, 3 mm wide barrel slot (many later 1940s and 1950s Watermans), gold plated.
DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: mint • $10
14530: Waterman clip: chrome plated, original new old stock, 46 mm long from top to bottom of clip; for Waterman 3 or 32.
DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: mint • $25
14529: Waterman clip assembly: chrome plated, original new old stock, 36.5 mm long from top screw to end of clip; threads are US standard 3-56.
DATE: c. 1945 • CONDITION: mint • $30
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